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Some recent examples of companies that have been successful in raising investment from OION Ltd investors and/or the OION Fund can be found below.

Loowatt

Flush with Happiness: Waterless flush toilets and sanitation solutions for global markets

Sector
Other
Stage
Growth (established sales)
Investment required
£500,000

Learning with Experts

Disrupting online education. Online education has 80% drop out. Learning with Experts has 80% completion rates. Raising to hire B to B team.

Sector
Web/Internet
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£750,000

Sunntics Limited

Funding commitments of £225k are already in place for this round of which £90k is SEIS compliant. We seek additional SEIS investors for this round

Sector
Environment/Green
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£350,000

LambdaStretch Ltd

Stretching Solar Boundaries

Sector
Environment/Green
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£400,000

SomaServe Ltd

Somaserve sells specialist reagents for imaging live cells and offers pharma services exploiting the proprietary 'bionic nanoparticle' polyNaut™

Sector
Life Science/Pharma
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£400,000

Perkier Foods

Perkier is a challenger food brand leveraging 3 global trends; Healthy, Free-From & Plant Based.

Sector
Consumer/Retail
Stage
Growth (established sales)
Investment required
£350,000

Oxford Medical Simulation

OMS is using Virtual Reality to train health professionals in complex decision making.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£800,000

Alvant

Increasing the capability of the world’s most demanding products through the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques.

Sector
Manufacture/Engineering
Stage
Growth (established sales)
Investment required
£2,500,000

MedicSpot

MedicSpot is creating a digitally connected healthcare infrastructure by utilising under-utilised capacity.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£850,000

Crypta Labs

Crypta Labs is developing quantum encryption hardware security to secure today’s mission critical systems against tomorrow’s cyber-security threats.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£1,000,000

Inovo Robotics

Inovo Robotics is developing a modular robotic arm for the manufacturing industry.

Sector
Manufacture/Engineering
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£1,500,000

Delic

A one-stop shop for music making with a blockchain-based exchange and frictionless end-to-end workflow for the creation and distribution of music.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£300,000

Hummingbird Technologies

An artificial intelligence business for agriculture, using drone and satellite imagery to help farmers see problems early in their crops.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Growth (established sales)
Investment required
£3,000,000

CHAIN Biotech

CHAIN’s new class of biotherapeutic is transformative offering a more effective and affordable treatment for chronic gut related diseases.

Sector
Life Science/Pharma
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£500,000

Rovco

Rovco is a new entrant technology company focused on disrupting the subsea industry using 3D visualisation and artificial intelligence.

Sector
Manufacture/Engineering
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£500,000

Labrador

Labrador uses technology to automatically switch residential customers to the cheapest energy tariffs that meet their preferences.

Sector
Consumer/Retail
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£1,500,000

MusicGurus

MusicGurus is the e-learning platform for the music industry, revolutionizing the way that music is learned and taught.

Sector
Web/Internet
Stage
Growth (established sales)
Investment required
£750,000

Tethered Drone Systems

A tethered and autonomous drone that powers continuous flight up to 120m providing secure HD video and high bandwidth data streaming.

Sector
Manufacture/Engineering
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£215,000

Oxford nanoSystems

Oxford nanoSystems develop innovative coating technologies to improve heat transfer in components for industrial, transport and electronics platforms.

Sector
Manufacture/Engineering
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£1,000,000

Synseer

Synseer is an enterprise platform for collaborative decision making. It is underpinned by a Virtual Facilitator to drive faster, simpler and better decisions.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£1,300,000

Pireta

Pireta enable smart textiles by adding conductivity to fabrics using their unique process, applied at any stage from yarn to garment.

Sector
Manufacture/Engineering
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£400,000

TrueInvivo

TrueInvivo have developed radiation detectors to protect millions of patients from harm in radiotherapy.

Sector
Healthcare/Medical Device
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£300,000

Biotechspert

Biotechspert is a b2b platform for identifying, soliciting and connecting to specialist experts within the healthcare and life sciences sector.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£1,200,000

Exaactly

Exaactly is a breakthrough addressing system, allowing users to label and personalise any space on the globe, revolutionising delivery and eliminating inaccuracy.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£250,000

Blokur

Blokur is a blockchain-based platform for creative rights that increases efficiency and transparency for rights owners and their customers.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Startup (pre revenue)
Investment required
£100,000

Fundment

Automated investment management solution enabling better returns and experience for individual investors.

Sector
Technology/IT/Software
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£250,000

Fourth State Medicine

Together with world renowned surgical partners and leaders in their fields, Fourth State Medicine are developing technology that will bring space age technology to the medical sector.

Sector
Healthcare/Medical Device
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£800,000

Bodytrak (Inova Design)

Compact earpiece providing precision physiological data via analytics platform simplifying the monitoring of athletes, military & industrial personnel

Sector
Healthcare/Medical Device
Stage
Early stage (first sales)
Investment required
£1,000,000

News

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Final OION Showcase of 2019 sees nine companies pitch for investment

The final OION Showcase of 2019 was hosted by OION sponsor, PwC, last week at their Frontier hub in the Reading offices.

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Coffee and Danish with Jens Tholstrup of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network

OION MD Jens Tholstrup talks with Antony David at TechTribe about the early stage ecosystem in Oxford.

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Keble College’s new H B Allen Centre hosts OION’s October Showcase

Our October Showcase took place last week with eleven companies presenting for investment at the recently completed H B Allen Centre, Oxford.

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OION’s September Showcase held at Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

Following a short break over the summer, our Showcase events resumed last week with the first of the Autumn series held in the new Visitor Centre at Harwell Campus.

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Learning with Experts, Oxford EdTech Company, Raises £800k

Learning with Experts has just completed a latest funding round above target, raising £800k with an impressive group of High Net Worth (HNW) Angels, including members of OION.

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Success for Somaserve...

Somaserve has recently announced that it has secured the IP and global commercial rights to the PolyNaut technology and also the closure of its seed round funding in which a small group of investors, including OION, participated.

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Eleven companies present at joint OION and OUI Showcase

Last week, the Oxford Martin School on Broad Street hosted the latest joint Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Showcase.

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Oxford Medical Simulation closes investment round with funding from OION members

Oxford Medical Simulation pitched at OION Ltd's London Stock Exchange Showcase in November and have recently closed their round with investment from OION members.

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OION welcomes The Oxford Trust as new sponsor

OION is delighted to welcome The Oxford Trust as a sponsor of the network.

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Crypta Labs raises investment following pitch at OION Showcase

Crypta Labs is developing the world's first portable quantum hardware security module to secure edge of network devices that rely on weak random numbers in their encryption protocols. We’re pleased to confirm that they’ve recently closed their round with investment from OION.

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OION a finalist in Syndicate of the Year category at the UKBAA Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for Syndicate of the Year at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019!

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OION Ltd’s latest Showcase hosted by Rathbone Private Office

Eleven companies pitched for investment at OION Ltd’s most recent Showcase, held at the London offices of Rathbones.

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OION sponsor, PwC, seeking ambitious businesses to test their ‘My Financepartner Digital’ Software

PwC have developed ‘My Financepartner Digital’ to allow you to login to your mobile or laptop and quickly see all the key performance metrics of your business (or businesses) without logging in to your accounting software.

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Perkier Foods secures funding following pitch at OION’s London Stock Exchange Showcase

Perkier Foods, producers of healthy, free-from and plant based snack bars and breakfasts, have recently closed their £350k round with significant investment coming from OION members.

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OION celebrates successes of the past year at Annual Dinner

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION), now in its 25th year of connecting companies and investors, celebrated the occasion and the successes of the past year at the well-renowned OION Annual Dinner.

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OION welcome PwC as newest sponsors

OION Ltd are delighted to welcome PwC who’ve recently joined as a sponsor of OION.

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Twelve companies pitch at OION’s Blenheim Palace Showcase

Twelve companies pitched for investment at last week’s OION Ltd Showcase held at the stunning Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

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OION Dinner 2019 - Tickets now available!

The OION Annual Dinner has a reputation of being a great networking event. This year will be no exception as we return to Trinity College, Oxford on Wednesday 10th April.

centrica

First OION Ltd Showcase of 2019 hosted by Centrica at Windsor HQ

Ten companies from across OION Ltd’s three investment networks (OION, TVIN & OEI) pitched for investment, followed by networking and lunch.

alvant

Advanced Materials company, Alvant, secures investment following pitches at OION

Alvant have pitched at two OION Ltd Showcase events recently, first at the Saïd Business School, Oxford in July last year and second with an update at the London Stock Exchange in November.

sophos

OION Ltd’s final Showcase of 2018 held at Sophos HQ, Abingdon

Ten companies pitched for investment at last week’s OION Ltd Showcase, the final of 2018.

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RootWave receives investment following pitch to OION Ltd

RootWave pitched at OION Ltd’s July Showcase and as a result have recently closed their round with a £150k investment from OION members.

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Success for Inovo Robotics

After pitching at OION Ltd’s Robotics and AI Showcase held at Culham back in January, Inovo Robotics have recently closed their round after accepting a £1.5m investment from a technology EIS Fund.

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CHAIN Biotechnology raises funding from OION Ltd for the second time

Following their pitch to OION Ltd members in May at Leander Club, CHAIN Biotech have recently closed their round with investment from a number of OION members included.

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OION Ltd’s latest Showcase sees thirteen companies pitch at London Stock Exchange

Last week’s OION Ltd Showcase at the London Stock Exchange featured presentations from thirteen fascinating companies seeking investment.

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OION Ltd’s first Showcase of the current series held at Bisham Abbey, Marlow

Following a brief pause for the summer, September 27th saw the first OION Ltd Showcase of the current series. Held at the stunning Bisham Abbey near Marlow, ten companies from a broad range of sectors pitched.

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Bookabees secures funding following pitch at OION Ltd’s May Showcase

Bookabees pitched to OION members at the May Showcase held at the Leander Club overlooking the river in Henley on Thames. Since then, we’re pleased to report that they’ve recently closed their round with investment from OION included.

rovco

Rovco named ‘Game Changer’ by the Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult

Rovco, after receiving £280,000 of investment from OION members as part of a £1.2m raise, have been named a ‘Game Changer’ by the Offshore Renewables Energy (ORE) Catapult.

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OION Ltd’s final Showcase of the summer series sees ten companies pitch for investment

OION Ltd returned to Oxford’s Saïd Business School last Thursday for the final Showcase before the summer break. Ten company pitches were followed by networking and refreshments providing investors with the opportunity to find out more from the companies of interest.

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Ten companies pitch at OION Ltd’s May Showcase hosted by Leander Club

OION Ltd’s May Showcase was held last week at Leander Club overlooking the Thames in Henley. Ten companies from across OION Ltd’s three investment networks (OION, TVIN & OEI) pitched for investment.

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OION Ltd completes 37 deals in 2017/18

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Ltd had 37 separate companies receive funding within the last financial year. 19 companies were funded through the OION Ltd Angel Investors and a further 18 through the OION Fund.

labrador

Labrador raises funding through OION Ltd

Labrador pitched at the February OION Ltd Showcase kindly hosted by Rathbones at their London offices. We’re pleased to report that, since their pitch, Labrador have raised funding through OION.

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Twelve companies pitch at joint OION Ltd and OUI Showcase

The joint investment meeting held by Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION Ltd) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) saw a mix of twelve companies pitch for investment - eight from the OION Ltd network and four from the OUI network.

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Success for MusicGurus

MusicGurus is the e-learning platform for the music industry, revolutionizing the way that music is learned and taught and providing leading publishers, artists, equipment brands and schools with the means to go digital.

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Latest OION Ltd Showcase sees twelve companies pitch for investment

Twelve companies pitched for investment at the recent OION Ltd Showcase, kindly hosted by Rathbone Investment Management at their offices in central London.

pireta

Smart textiles company, Pireta, secures £500,000 through Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)

Following their pitch at the October 2017 OION Ltd Showcase, held at Centrica’s head office in Windsor, Pireta have recently closed their investment round after raising £500k from OION members.

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OION’s ‘Robotics & AI’ Showcase sees ten companies pitch for investment

OION’s first Showcase of 2018 was held last week in collaboration with RACE (the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire.